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Kilkenny River Court Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Ranked #7 of 19 hotels in Kilkenny
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wexford, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were dinning with my partner at River Court hotel bar. We had lovely time and the staff was great, especially Stephen. He was well knowledgable of bar services, very attentive, friendly and well mannered. And must admit we haven't met that many personnel in the past.

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Cork
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the hotel for one nite stay. We truly loved it. Perfect location, great facilities and the staff was so welcoming and helpful! Def....we will book again soon! The hotel is located opposite to the castel so....what an amazing view ...def....priceless!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great hotel right in the heart of town and on the river. Rooms are spacious and spotlessly clean. A wonderfully powerful shower and a firm and comfy bed. Free wifi but pay parking 5 euro. We were here on a Saturday night and the music and guests leaving from downstairs was loud and annoying but eventually stopped. This hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived the place was spotless. Every staff member we encountered from reception, waiting staff, bar staff and housekeeping never passed us by without saying hello with a smile. If you have any requests all staff members were happy to help and didnt pass the book to anybody else they dealt with your request personally. A very... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear wexCraig, Thank you for posting a very positive review of your recent stay at the Hotel. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable experience and that you found all of the team and the service of a high quality. I am very fortunate to have a team that understand fully what our guests expect and a team who... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the pleasure of trying out the beautiful new bar food menu recently! It was excellent! We were served by a very pleasant waitress, Edwina, who greeted us with a massive smile adding to the overall enjoyment of our evening! The seating by the river is very pretty also in the evening summer sun, we will be back again for... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear EMILY F, Thank you for posting your review of your visit to Hotel. I am delighted that you had an enjoyable experience and that you found our new bistro menu of a high quality. The terrace is such a delightful area to dine during good weather. I will certainly pass on your kind comments to Edwina who look after... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hotel was lovely most of the staff were polite till we were leaving and the receptionist asked me was everything ok . When I said it was but I had a problem with paying parking when I had already spent a good amount on the room . 1 receptionist walked away in mid sentence 2 she defensively said "well you... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dougal59, Thank you for posting your review of your recent stay at the River Court Hotel. I am very disappointed to read of your experience at check out, and I sincerely apologise for this, as you can see from other reviews this is not the standard that one can expect from the River Court Hotel. We aim to ensure... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our day was perfect from the second I sat down with Una I knew I had nothing to worry about 😊 the room was incredible with thanks going to in house florist Maruta who got it perfect. Every single staff member was kind helpful and so so pleasant I don't think I met one who didn't have a smile. Annette... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Aisling & Liam, Thank you for posting your review of your recent wedding at the River Court Hotel. We all are delighted that we played a part in making your wedding day a day that you will cherish. I know that Una , Annette and Maruta will all be personally delighted to read your kind words. From all the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the pleasure of dining in this hotel last week. We had a table at the window overlooking the castle and the river - what a fabulous view!! We ordered from the Early Bird menu which included 3 courses and a generous glass of wine. The food was delicious and the service was top class. The staff couldn't do enough... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear MeathLilyRose, Thank you for posting your wonderful review of your recent visit at the River Court Hotel. I am delighted that you had the opportunity to dine in our award winning Restaurant on the banks of the river Nore and with fantastic views of Kilkenny Castle. Our Restaurant offers great value with a high quality service and dining experience.... More

Kilkenny, Ireland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to the River Court Hotel many times over the last year. I have never stayed there but go frequently for food. Their chicken ceaser salad is amazing. Most of the staff are lovely and have come to know many of them by name and they can never do enough for you. I was looked after so well by... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Malibu2003, Thank you for posting your wonderful review of your recent visit at the River Court Hotel and for your continued custom over the last year. I am delighted that you have chosen the River Court for your many visits. I am delighted that you have had an enjoyable experience and that Craig and Steven looked after you so... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestling beside the river, overlooked by the castle and only a few steps from the centre of the city, the Kilkenny River Court is detached enough from the hustle and bustle of a street of bars and restaurants to be peaceful and relaxing. The entrance to the car park betrays a feeling of some grandeur evident on entering the reception.... More

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DeclanMoriarty, General Manager at Kilkenny River Court Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Merlin25, Thank you for posting your wonderful review of your recent stay at the River Court Hotel. I am delighted that you enjoyed the ambience and atmosphere of the Hotel. As you stated the Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny city, ideal for exploring and walking to all of the attractions, restaurants and bars that are so... More

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Address: The Bridge | John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kilkenny River Court Hotel 4*
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The Award winning Kilkenny River Court Hotel, superbly located on the bank of the River Nore in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Nestled in a private courtyard, secluded from the bustling and winding city streets, the Hotel is overlooked by Kilkenny's majestic 12th century castle. On arrival you will feel a sense of belonging as our experienced team welcomes you to Kilkenny's finest four star hotel. The Hotel is the ideal setting for corporate events, weddings or special family events. Our prime city centre location also includes ample secure on site parking facilities. Dining outlets at the Hotel include the AA Rosette winning Riverside Restaurant and Terrace Kitchen at the Riverview Bar complete with its own 'al fresco' terrace dining experience. Leisure facilities include a 17m swimming pool, jacuzzi & steam room; fitness suite and the Oasis Treatment Rooms. ... more   less 
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